EVEREST THE HARD WAY by DOUG SCOTT, CBE - ST AUSTELL - 28 OCT
Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott will be visiting the south west for the first time in several years to tell the story of how he and Dougal Haston made the first ascent of Everest by its massive South West Face in September 1975. They were the first Britons to stand on the summit of the world's highest mountain. Their epic climb would go down in mountaineering history as 'Everest The Hard Way'.
Using a lightweight approach Doug went on to continue his outstanding mountaineering career - making over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and Greater Ranges. He also felt the need to set out to help the mountain people of Nepal who had helped him achieve these climbs and did this by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal. Doug will provide an update on the progress made with reconstruction of CAN projects, such as health posts and schools, which were so badly damaged in the Nepal earthquakes in 2015.
Proceeds from the talk will go to supporting the work of Community Action Nepal. There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters and signed framed mountain prints. Doug will also be signing copies of the first volume of his autobiography 'Up And About'. Date: Friday 28 October at 7.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm) Venue: The Keay Theatre, Tregonnissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ Tickets: £14 from Cotswold Outdoor, 29 Back Quay, off Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL, or book online:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everest-the-hard-way-by-doug-scott-cbe-st-austell-28th-oct-tickets-25...